St. Andrew Christmas Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

It is piously believed that whoever recites the St. Andrew Christmas novena prayer fifteen times each day from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30th) until Christmas Eve will obtain the favor requested. Our family has a very special intention this year… Here is a picture of our littlest one taken on Monday at 10 weeks 2 days. A little too soon to get all the measurements they were looking for, so I’ll get another peek next week! So far everything looks perfect and baby is due June 24, 2017! ♥

Thank you all so very much for all the love, encouragement and prayers! 

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  1. KCE

    CONGRATULATIONS! Crying tears of joy for you here in Michigan. I'm so delighted to add you to the list of expecting mothers we pray for every night (and their babies, of course)!

    2016-11-30 19:50:35

  2. Jonathan

    Congratulations, Jessica! What wonderful news! I am so very happy for you and all of your family! What a blessed, joyous Advent and Christmas you shall all have! Deo Gratias! -xo Kimberlee (sorry, I can't figure out how to sign out of Jonathan's ID account)

    2016-11-30 22:00:58

  3. Julie Fier

    Congrat! So happy for you!!

    2016-11-30 23:03:07

  4. Guest

    Beautiful prayer and a beautiful prayer!!!

    2016-12-01 01:18:15

  5. Bernadette McMaster

    Oh, what a little sweetheart! Congratulations on your tiny baby. You are in my prayers every night! I want to be like you when I grow up, except I'm just a few years younger than you. God bless you.

    2016-12-01 02:15:20

  6. Karen

    SO HAPPY for you and your family! You are blessed indeed! God bless you always!

    2016-12-01 03:20:58

  7. Mary Machado

    Such wonderful news! Congrats and prayers for a healthy pregnancy. So glad I talked you into this past summer. ; )

    2016-12-01 05:44:39

  8. Renee

    What a wonderful Advent Blessing! You and your family are such a beautiful example of God's love. You truly inspire me to become a better version of myself. Prayers and blessings! God bless you, Renee

    2016-12-01 05:48:50

  9. Elizabeth

    Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness!!! What great news!! I am so very happy for you and your family Jessica. May God bless you both (Mommy and baby :-)).

    2016-12-02 04:32:09

  10. Christine

    Congrats. What wonderful wonderful news. You are so blessed.

    2016-12-03 16:34:40

  11. Jennifer Coulter

    Beautiful! Many Blessings to you!

    2016-12-05 17:21:23

  12. Rosalie

    Great Joy!!!! Congratulations and Prayers for you and precious Bundle of Joy♥

    2016-12-09 20:19:44

  13. Annette

    Blessings from above! Joy and wonder! Congratulations to you and your family

    2016-12-12 03:37:32


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